Paid shared hosting. We cut costs

Started by Charlesth, Jul 30, 2022, 03:10 AM

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Paid hosting. When you take your project more or less seriously, you need to look for a stable and fast paid hosting for your site, project.

What I want to say. I myself have been using paid solutions for a long time. It also motivates me to do something. But this does not mean that solutions should only be paid and you just need to spend and everything will work out by itself. No, I'm only talking about honesty in terms of license.

How to reduce costs, risks. I saw a cool and ethical way to add. earnings on the website, it dawned on me! We use the hosting that we consider the best for ourselves and why not place its banner on the site. Why not highlight a small block of advertising for your hosting. It's a matter of five minutes!

At the same time, I want to note that such advertising is appropriate, it is not intrusive, and you do not impose it on anyone. Website visitors will know what hosting you use and will be able to try it as well.

At the same time, the registered webmaster, on your recommendation, so to speak, will bring you profit, which you can convert to your hosting and thus not even pay more for it! I saw this when I registered just one person with shared hosting for 5 sites, and now my 2 sites are working for free!

It's like an additional financial cushion for your websites.

Additional cases. You can also create a weblog post about the benefits of your hosting and share it on social networks. And maybe someone will register, pay and help you. At the same time, you will not need to look for regular users, only if you do not decide to make money on this, you only need one invited partner.

Some hosting providers give promotional codes, and thereby you will not only reduce costs yourself, but also for those who register using your promotional code.

In fact, this is a very mutually beneficial model, and there is nothing wrong with such advertising. The main thing I wanted to say is that it is not necessary to look for and advertise somewhere on very popular resources, you can talk about it on your own resource and share it on social networks. networks. This business is not difficult, just in search of cool tools, the idea that you already have good hosting is somehow forgotten. However, at the same time, there will always be a person among friends who needs this shared hosting as well.


This is not a cost reduction, this is earnings on the affiliate program. Reduction is when you can get rid of some of the services imposed by hosting provider.
The method of earning in principle works, but for this it is desirable to have an audience of your websites more or less close to webmasters, otherwise it is better to place ads that are closer to the subject of the site.

And yes, I have no particular desire to advertise my hosting provider, I just don't want to pull a well-functioning site.


Checklist: signs of a good hosting provider

Before ordering a service from a certain company, you need to make sure that you do not drain the budget for non-professional web hosting.
To do this, we have prepared a checklist with criteria by which you can determine a conscientious and high-quality hosting provider.

High uptime (uptime)
Uptime is the time of uninterrupted operation of the site. The ideal value is anything above 99%.

How to understand what uptime the provider has, even before you purchase a tariff plan from him? There are several options to check this indicator.

Test access, if, of course, the hosting provider provides it. Please note that during the trial you must be provided with the same amount of resources and capacities that will be in the paid package.

Most providers offer several days of the test for free. During this period, you will be able to notice whether there are downtime in the work of the site or not.
But it is important to understand that the test period is quite short, and during this time there may not be any downtime at all.

Services for checking uptime web hosting. There are a lot of such specialized services, we will give the most popular ones.

UptimeRobot. You can monitor uptime and server response time for 60 resources for free. The interface is intuitive, registration is fast. The availability of the site is checked for five minutes.
Pingdom. Controls not only the uptime of the site, but also the speed of its loading. Only one resource can be monitored in one account on the free version.

Got Site Monitor. Your site will be checked for availability every 5 minutes on the free version and every minute on the paid version.
Reports will be sent either by SMS or by email.

User reviews in web hosting ratings and forums. On their page, the provider can tell you anything.
So, just look at what direct users write about it. However, it is worth considering that even a good hosting service has negative comments, this is a human factor. More often they appear when people's website crashes. Therefore, we look carefully: if negative reviews are more common than positive ones, this should alert you.

High speed
Another sign of a good provider is the high speed of loading your site on it. On the part of web hosting provider , powerful servers and fast disks are responsible for this.

As of today, it is better to give preference to hosting on modern NVMe disks, although if these are earlier versions (SSD disks), then it will also work, especially if a powerful cache is provided in the tariff. Just not HDD: with hosting on such disks, you can't get to the top positions in the output.

Additional security measures
A high-quality web hosting provider will always provide your site with "buns" of security, for example, an antivirus in the tariff, and even better DDoS protection.
Also, some providers provide services for installing an SSL certificate on your web site. Thanks to the latter, the data that your clients enter will be encrypted, thereby leveling the possible interception of information by intruders.

Professional technical support
This is another musthave of a successful web hosting company. It is desirable that it is free and works around the clock, because something can go wrong with the site at any time. A quick fix can save you both traffic and money.

Transparent financial policy
Unjustified charges from your account are a sign of an unscrupulous provider. You have to understand what you are paying for.
In addition, there is another trick — the tempting cost of connection, but the overpriced price for the extension of web service. But note that this can only happen when hosting is connected at a promotional price, and you need to renew it already at the usual price.
We advise you to carefully read the terms of the tariff plan during the first payment, so that you do not get an unpleasant surprise later.